There's been a mixed response to plans for proposers of new laws in Jersey to explain their full social and economic costs.
The States are due to debate Deputy Gregory Guida's call for members to describe the effect of new laws on families and businesses.
Some politicians argue the details would be impossible to predict; while others have welcomed the idea.
Senator Sarah Ferguson has lodged an amendment calling for the cost of policing new laws and Deputy Scott Wickenden says it should apply to plans by ministers and assistant ministers.
Deputy Guida argues States members should think through the full costs to society of all laws before they're put to the House.
The States are due to debate the proposal when the Assembly returns on 11 September.